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This is pretty minor but it's a regression from 2.0.4 so I thought I'd mention it.

  1. Create a new document and use the Letter or A4 preset. Note that the Margins are set to 1,1,1,1.25 and the lock icon is shown deselected as it should be. Click Create.
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  2. Click Document Setup. Note that the Margins are set to 1,1,1,1.25 but the lock icon is shown selected which is incorrect.
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@Hangman Ah, that's an interesting twist. I figured it out now and it's a more interesting problem. The lock icon is sticky not just from document to document but from session to session.

  1. Create a new document and use the Letter or A4 preset. Note that the Margins are set to 1,1,1,1.25 and the lock icon is shown deselected as it should be. Click Create.
  2. Click Document Setup. Note that the Margins are set to 1,1,1,1.25. The lock icon may or may not be shown selected - it should be deselected, obviously, but if I'd shown selected, click it to deselect and click OK.
  3. Close the document and restart Publisher.
  4. Create a new document and use theLetter or A4 preset.
  5. Click Document Setup. Note that the Margins are set to 1,1,1,1.25 and now the lock icon will be shown as selected which is incorrect.

 

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@MikeTO, I'm seeing something slightly different...

Regardless of whether Margins are set as Unlinked (the default Letter and A4 preset setting) or Linked (if applied manually when selecting the preset), when selecting Document Setup after having created the document, Margins are always Unlinked.

When selecting either Letter or A4 and manually setting Margins as Linked, again, after creating the document, Document Setup shows them as Unlinked. On quitting and relaunching Publisher, the Margins only still show as Linked in the New Document window if you don't select a preset, i.e., New Document is using the settings from your prior session, but even though they are on in the New Document window, they are again off in Document Setup.

Bleed also ignores any manual intervention in the New Document window as in, they are always on in the Document Setup window even if turned off in the New Document settings.

So basically this is what I see...

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Okay, so I think I figured it out...

4 hours ago, MikeTO said:

3. Close the document and restart Publisher.
4. Create a new document and use the Letter or A4 preset.
5. Click Document Setup. Note that the Margins are set to 1,1,1,1.25 and now the lock icon will be shown as selected which is incorrect.

I assume in point 4 you aren't physically selecting the preset again in the New Document window but just keeping any settings from the previous session because you're using the same preset. In that instance then both the New Document and Document Setup windows are independently sticky and replicate what you are seeing.

I'd assumed intially when you'd reached Point 4 that you were physically selecting the preset again by clicking it's icon in the list of presets which is what I've been doing and off course subsequently that results in the margins defaulting to Unlinked in both the New Document and Document Setup windows in Point 5.

If at Point 4 you are simply going File > New and then clicking Create in the New Document window without clicking the Letter preset in the left column then New Document and Document Setup act independently of each other and remain sticky between sessions.

Bleed however, as mentioned previously isn't sticky, as in it is always Linked in the Document Setup window regardless of whether it's Unlinked in the New Document window, so if anything I'd say that behaviour is perhaps incorrect.

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  • 2 months later...
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The issue "Margins that are linked in New document setup are shown as unlinked in document setup." (REF: AFB-7642) has been fixed by the developers in internal build "2.2.0.1857".
This fix should soon be available as a customer beta and is planned for inclusion in the next customer release.
Customer beta builds are announced here and you can participate by following these instructions.
If you still experience this problem once you are using that build version (or later) please reply to this thread including @Serif Info Bot to notify us.

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